What is the tactical advantage of a pistol grip on a rifle? Why not use a traditional stock like pic related?
how are you possibly even going to try to shoot around corners like pic related without a pistol grip?
uh how about quite often in a combat situation, I don't know about you but I wouldn't want to be putting more of my body around a corner than what is necessary just because i don't have a pistol grip.
just using your thumb to pull the trigger around corners is nowhere near as good as using a pistol grip which gives almost full control of the weapon, just a thumb on the trigger=no control over the weapon
also pistol grips are useful for shooting over cover in this way
>What is the tactical advantage of a pistol grip on a rifle?
Easier to control recoil
can fire it with one hand
more comfortable to carry for prolonged periods of times
shooting like a typical rifle, there isn't really a reason.
but in urban or woodlands combat you find yourself in all kinds of wacky positions. a pistol grip affords you a better range of aiming and shooting positions without losing accuracy.
Pistol grip is more comfy to fire from a shouldered position, and can allow you to fire at angles/positions that would be awkward on a rifle grip.
Rifle grip is infinitely more comfy to fire from a hip/ready stance, allows for you to tighten the gun into your shoulder pocket a lot better, and would be better if you're a fucking fudd.
tl;dr, pistol grip is better unless you're hipfiring, which you're not doing unless you're trying to bump-fire full-retard.
All that expensive bulky technology. Without it you would be blind firing. Why blind fire.
> I'd rather not aim.
It's not even about recoil control. Look at competition guns. Shotguns are virtually never equipped with a pistol grip and they have alot more recoil than an AR15.
It's simply more ergonomic for that style and places the hand closer to the controls. You can shoot standard rifles one handed even though why would you. Aiming is always the most effective way to shoot. More comfortable to carry? That is a preferance. Also they make slings for all rifles to help with that.
>implying rifle grip isn't better for hipfire than pistol grip
>implying pistol grip doesn't allow for a more comfortable shooting stance and a wider variety of stances and positions to hold the firearm
Oh really m8?
> I'd rather not aim.
OK you go head and stick your entire body around the wall to aim at one end of a building while I will put my gun around the wall with a pistol grip and half of my head to see what I am shooting at at the other end of a building and we will see who dies first.
> who dies first.
The guy shooting at me because I'm actually able to hit him.
Your under this crazy notion that you are going to hit what your shooting at.
My enemy is dead and I'm in danger for less time than Mr. Spraynpray.
> implying their are cross hairs in real life.
Your also greatly exaggerating how much you need to be exposed to aim properly. It's all about how you use cover.
actually you would be forced into cover by suppression before you could even get him in your sights, allowing him a chance to take aim for your next attempt at aiming around the corner
All these answers, and they're all wrong.
The advantage of a pistol grip is that it lets the stock be in line with the bore axis without making it awkward to hold.
The advantage of a traditional stock is that it is lighter and simpler, all other things being equal. (Which they usually aren't, but whatever)
Why didn't they think of this sooner?
Feinstein pls go.
It allows the hand and wrist to be in a more natural position when firing from the shoulder as opposed to the classic straight or curved grip of most sporting arms. For most it's a comfort thing but many long arms are now made with a pistol type grip either standard or as an option.
>all of the idiots who try to spout shit when they really know nothing leave